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Work at the forefront of automotive innovation with ZF,
one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers.

Senior SW Developer - Back End development (m/w/d)


Plzeň,  Plzen Region, CZ, 301 00

Req ID 24547


ZF takes part in the new Catena-X project and is looking for experienced Back End developers, who will be actively contributing to ZF’s digitalization strategy driving a high level of secure products and services within ZF’s automotive and industrial divisions. You have a passion for digital products and will use your skills and new technology to bring value to our business partners. You will be designing, consulting on and implementing the infrastructure and technical environments that support such advances.  Always striving for improvements and to learn new things your motivation and mindset will mean that you will challenge the status quo.


Your Tasks

  • In this role you will be responsible for development while understanding the current and envisioning the future landscape,e.g. developing backend systems and interconnection to enterprise applications 
  • Develop Java and Python applications as well as smart contracts in the Catena-X team, drive constant exchange and coordination with the team, the department and other project teams
  • Add new solutions and maintain existing applications as well as the underlying infrastructure, incl. analysis, specification, implementation of applications for Catena-X, its platform, modules and interfaces
  • Driving the modernization of the deployment setup, code base and architecture, with the aim of migrating to cloud-based solutions where reasonable
  • Knowledge of the (scaled) Agile approach with value-first and fail-fast principles is a plus; willing to take on the full DevOps responsibility for what we build

Your Skills

  • Bachelor or master's degree in computer science or similar qualification
  • Minimum 3 years experience in software development and optimizing web applications: Java, Python, JS;
  • First Experience with cloud platforms are desirable (Azure/AWS/GCP); preferably in Azure;
  • Well-founded knowledge of software development cycle and some of the corresponding tools (GitHub, Maven, Jenkins, NetBeans/IntelliJ);
  • Well-founded knowledge of modern Web infrastructure under special consideration of performance, stability, safety, scalability and connectivity;
  • Good English verbal and written communication is a must;
  • A great team player and a strong collaborator


Nice to haves

  • Mongo or Oracle databases knowledge
  • At least 1 year experience in developing REST APIs;
  • Ability to administrate infrastructure components (DevOps) Linux;
  • Knowledge of German


Be creative & create something new: Work in an agile Team to create a hybrid cloud solution for Catena-X connectivity. Analyse requirements, develop software designs and provide pragmatic solutions which fits at best client needs. Backend Development up to Full-Stack    
Take responsibility: Beware software quality and security, take and influence decisions in agile environment.
Act holistically and sustainable: Transfer your designs into software and be responsible for test and deployment. Ensure quality and maintainability of your software (clean code).
Experience cooperation live in the international team of teams: Live an agile mindset with your team and customers to find outstanding digital solutions. Be a part of a multicultural team and collaborate with departments all over the world.
Contribute your part to the ongoing change of the automotive ecosystem: By developing code  


We offer

  • Opportunities for personal and professional development within ZF learning programme
  • Participation in international projects
  • Working with cutting-edge technologies in a modern environment
  • Contribution to language training
  • Flexible working hours and flexible time account
  • Extended opportunity to work from home and 25 days of vacation
  • Annual bonuses and regular salary increases according to performance
  • Home office allowance and pension/life insurance
  • Meal allowance, Cafeteria and more


Be part of our ZF team as Senior SW Developer - Back End development (m/w/d) and apply now!


Kateřina Švarcová

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